CREATING TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS THROUGH INTERACTIVE COLLABORATION

JUNE 2023 | ATHENS, GREECE
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EUROPE'S NO.1 EVENT FOR PROCESS ENGINEERS

ERTC: Ask the Experts took place in June 2022 with our co-host Orlen Unipetrol, providing process engineers with the platform to pose their burning questions to Europe’s leading refining experts. We aim to resolve current major unit and process conundrums and address the challenges of repurposing refineries to remain competitive in the long-term energy mix.

Next year, ERTC: Ask the Experts will be taking place in June 2023 with co-hosts Hellenic Petroleum in Athens, Greece. Register your interest below to be the first to know about the latest announcements.

Attendees

Refiners

Companies

Countries

UNIQUE FORMATS

Ask the Experts is the perfect platform to hear solutions through our various unique formats.

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Experts in Action

Get your questions answered through short, sharp and snappy demonstrations highlighting the latest technology or solution with practical insight and explanations to apply as soon as you return to the office.

Expert Q+A Panels

Share your ideas with our extensive hour-long panel discussion made up of refiners and technology providers. Pose your questions to hear live answers from the floor and hear your peer’s experiences and solutions.

Technical Workshops & Roundtables

Some problems do not have one simple answer, which is why we have dedicated workshops and roundtables to enable in-depth conversations with your peers to find the right solutions and get to the bottom of the issue.

ERTC ATE THEMES

ERTC: Ask the Experts will be centered around 7 key themes. If you have a question you'd like our experts to answer during the conference, let us know! We'll send them ahead of time to ensure they're addressed.

HYDROPROCESSING

CARBON REDUCTION STRATEGIES

BIOFUELS PRODUCTION

CRUDE & VACUUM DISTILLIATION

CHEMICAL RECYCLING & PETROCHEMICALS

DIGITALISATION

FCC

” ERTC Ask the Experts 2022 was a very well-organized event with good participation by refiners as well as suppliers. The discussions at the expert panels provided good insights into industry trends and improved knowledge of technologies and carbon reduction strategies for all attendees. I would thoroughly recommend and encourage all companies in the refining industry to ensure that their upcoming talented engineers attend Ask the Experts as this would be invaluable for their development. “

Tom Johnston

Insite Technical Services

EXPERT SPEAKERS 2022

Akram Mohana

Akram Mohana

Principal Consultant, Petrogenium

Bartłomiej Samardakiewicz

Bartłomiej Samardakiewicz

Chemical Recycling Expert, R&D, PKN Orlen

Charitos Damianou

Charitos Damianou

Senior Process Engineer, Hellenic Petroleum

Colin Bateman

Colin Bateman

Director of Business Development EMEA, Integrated Global Services

Colin Schaverien

Colin Schaverien

Practice Leader Renewable Resources, Petrogenium

Constantinos Plellis

Constantinos Plellis

Aspropyrgos Refinery Technical Director, Hellenic Petroleum

Danilo Pia

Danilo Pia

Hydroprocessing, Expert, Becht

David Roman

David Roman

Principal Technical Sales Engineer, Honeywell UOP

David Williams

David Williams

Global Business Development Manager, Berthold

Delphine Largeteau

Delphine Largeteau

Business Development Director, Circular Economy, Axens

Dr. loan-Teodor Trotus

Dr. loan-Teodor Trotus

Segment Lead Hydroprocessing, hte GmbH

Erik Svensson

Erik Svensson

Technology Manager Renewables, Honeywell UOP

Erik Urbania

Erik Urbania

Senior Technical Expert, OMV

Ferenc Kovács

Ferenc Kovács

Expert, MOL

Henk Helle

Henk Helle

CDU/VDU Expert, Becht

Ian Tenner

Ian Tenner

Commodity Pricing COE, Lead, Solomon

Jake Gotham

Jake Gotham

Director, InSite Technical Services

Jeremy Mayol

Jeremy Mayol

FCC Expert, Johnson Matthey

Jiří Hájek

Jiří Hájek

CEO & Chairman, Orlen-Unicre

Jumal Shah

Jumal Shah

Hydrogen Specialist, Johnson Matthey

Keith Ferrett

Keith Ferrett

Refinery Process Technology Manager, Shell Pernis

Kevin Clarke

Kevin Clarke

Chief Strategy Officer, Imubit

Laurent-Alain Brun

Laurent-Alain Brun

Head of Process Networking Group for Distillation, Total Energies

Marion Guillevic

Marion Guillevic

Sales & Business Development Manager, Axens

Mikala Grubb

Mikala Grubb

Director, Clean Fuels Technology, Topsoe

Niels Bech

Niels Bech

Senior Process Engineer, Kalundborg Refinery

Petr Kut

Petr Kut

Project Manager, Orlen-Unipetrol

Przemysław Kowalski

Przemysław Kowalski

Energy Efficiency Manager, Refinery & Petrochemical Processes, PKN Orlen

Randy Alexander

Randy Alexander

Partner, Reactor Resources, LLC

Rene Severens

Rene Severens

Senior Technical Specialist, Albemarle

Rob Van Der Mejj

Rob Van Der Mejj

Director, Reactor Resources, LLC

Robert Suchopa

Robert Suchopa

Chemical Recycling Project Manager, Orlen-Unipetrol

Sinan Mutlu

Sinan Mutlu

Director Business Development, ZymeFlow

Songül Kandaz

Songül Kandaz

Senior Technical Specialist, Albemarle

Stefano Riva

Stefano Riva

Technical Service Manager, BASF

Svetan Loitcheff

Svetan Loitcheff

DMDS New Development & Technical Support, Arkema

Tadeusz Rogaczewski

Tadeusz Rogaczewski

Head of Digital Application, Orlen-Unipetrol

Thorsten Muller

Thorsten Muller

Head of Operations, Thyssenkrupp

Tom Huizinga

Tom Huizinga

Business Development Manager, Avantium

Tom Johnston

Tom Johnston

Director, Insite Technical Services

Tom Ventham

Tom Ventham

Consultant – Sales and Technical for Europe & Africa, Unicat

Tomáš Herink

Tomáš Herink

Executive Member of the Board, Head of Production, Orlen-Unipetrol

Witold Kowalczyk

Witold Kowalczyk

Manager, Production Process Optimisation, PKN Orlen

Wivika Laike

Wivika Laike

Refinery Business Developer, Alfa Laval

2022 AGENDA

Chairperson's Opening Remarks and Orlen-Unipetrol Welcome Address

June 14, 2022 08:50 to 09:15

Panel: Future Proofing Refining's Role in the Energy Mix

June 14, 2022 09:15 to 10:00

MORNING COFFEE BREAK

June 14, 2022 10:00 to 10:55

Sessions: Biofuels Production

June 14, 2022 10:55 to 12:10

NETWORKING LUNCH

June 14, 2022 12:10 to 13:30

Sessions: Hydroprocessing

June 14, 2022 13:30 to 14:45

Sessions: FCC

June 14, 2022 14:45 to 16:00

AFTERNOON BREAK

June 14, 2022 16:00 to 16:30

Rotating Roundtables

June 14, 2022 16:30 to 17:50

DRINKS RECEPTION and ERTC: ATE DINNER

June 14, 2022 18:00

Opening Remarks and Keynote Address: The Refinery of 2030

June 15, 2022 09:00 to 09:25

Sessions: Crude and Vacuum Distillation

June 15, 2022 09:25 to 10:25

MORNING COFFEE BREAK

June 15, 2022 10:25 to 10:55

Sessions: Carbon Reduction Strategies

June 15, 2022 10:55 to 12:10

NETWORKING LUNCH

June 15, 2022 12:10 to 13:40

Sessions: Chemical Recycling and Petrochemicals

June 15, 2022 13:40 to 14:55

Sessions: Digitalisation

June 15, 2022 14:55 to 16:10

AFTERNOON BREAK

June 15, 2022 16:10 to 16:40

Digitalisation Workshop

June 15, 2022 16:40 to 17:30

DRINKS RECEPTION

June 15, 2022 17:45

Sessions: Hydroprocessing Part II

June 16, 2022 09:30 to 10:45

MORNING COFFEE BREAK

June 16, 2022 10:45 to 11:15

Sessions: FCC Part II

June 16, 2022 11:15 to 12:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

June 16, 2022 12:30 to 13:15

Tour of Orlen-Unipetrol's Kralupy Refinery

June 16, 2022 13:15

HOST SPONSOR

Orlen Unipetrol

SUPPORTING REFINERS

Hellenic
Kalundborg Refinery
MOL Group
PKN Orlen
Shell

EVENT SPONSORS

MEDIA PARTNERS

Great opportunity to meet the community and listen to the latest trends. Fantastic atmosphere during the whole event. I would recommend to everyone with interest in refinery to attend.”

Radek Tuma

Alfa Laval

“Great opportunity to learn more about the hot topics of the industry in an interactive way.

Chris Murkin

Johnson Matthey

“ERTC: Ask the Experts is a very good conference style involving the whole audience with great interaction. I would recommend to all!

Martin Babor

ORLEN UniCRE

These open experience sharing sessions are so good. Everybody, no matter the organization, does operate their unit to the best intentions, but nobody is perfect. The questions are about real struggles and the answers are real experience based. So valuable to learn from each other.”

Mark van den Broek

Fluor

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